Statewide News

Louisiana teen battling cancer meets cast of 'The Walking Dead'

Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con has come and gone, but it will have a lasting effect on 17-year-old Arthur Wear.

Elton John, The Who, Lady Gaga to headline Jazz Fest 2015

Today, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell announced its music lineup for 2015.

UPDATE: 16-year-old runaway from St. Mary Parish found

UPDATE: Xenia Pellerin has been found safe and sound in Baldwin, according to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office.

In Texas, payday lenders are getting borrowers arrested

Arresting people -- or threatening to do so -- over unpaid debts has been illegal in Texas for years now. Yet, that hasn't stopped payday lenders from using the criminal justice system to go after more than 1,500 borrowers in the state.

EBR Mayor Kip Holden proposes increasing sales tax to fund needed public safety projects

According to the Tax Foundation, Louisiana has one of the highest state and local sales tax rates in the country! Now, Mayor Kip Holden wants to raise it even more to pay for much needed public safety projects.

Residents shocked over vandalized signs showing homophobic slurs and graphic images

Over the weekend, the Capital Heights neighborhood was attacked by a spray painting vandal. They targeted several signs with derogatory words and graphic sexual images.

Calling all area dancers: BRBT hosts National Dance Auditions

Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre will welcome the American Ballet Theatre, Nashville Ballet and Joffrey Workshop Texas to audition local dancers for their highly respected summer intensive programs.

New Year's Fire destroys house on 78th Avenue

 Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed a house on New Year’s Day. It happened around 9:17 p.m. in the 2700 block of 78th Avenue.

Authorities looking to stop illegal hunting in BREC parks

Baton Rouge has a lot of public parks. Parks perfect for outdoor recreational activities. One activity has gotten the attention of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

Cheap oil's victims: Civeo slashes jobs, Texas could face recession

Gas at $2 a gallon isn't good for everyone.